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Windows 10 Available on July 29


z3r010

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#1
On July 29, you can get Windows 10 for PCs and tablets by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer, or on a new Windows 10 PC from your favorite retailer. If you purchase a new Windows 8.1 device between now and then, the Windows 10 upgrade will be available to you and many retail stores will upgrade your new device for you.

The Windows 10 upgrade is designed to be compatible with your current Windows device and applications. We are hard at work to make this upgrade process a great experience. You can reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade now through a simple reservation process. Look for this icon in your system tray at the bottom of your screen, simply click on the icon, and then complete the reservation process. You can find more details on how this works at Windows.com.
Read more - Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29

Specifications and Requirements: Windows 10 Specifications - Microsoft

FAQ - Windows 10 FAQ & Tips - Microsoft
 
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NourinE

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#2
happy to hear that.
the icon of the upgrade has appeared, is it gonna be for free for a limited time if I upgrade? I have windows 8.1 and it's activated.
 

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elbmek

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#4
my laptop and pc are now awaiting link
 

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TairikuOkami

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#5
In other words, RTM should be available sometime this month. Time to hunt for a link.
 

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z3r010

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#6
There has been rumors for a while now that it will just go straight to GA with manufacturers getting it the same time as everybody else, only time will tell though.
 

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#7
Opened Windows update today and got this.

Update Capture.PNG

I reserved mine.
 

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pparks1

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Hooray, another operating system to have to support customers on at work. :)
 

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ARC1020

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#9
Automatic Maintenance ran this morning, but no icon for me.

I'm wondering whether it's because I use Firewall white-listing and %SystemRoot%\GWX\GWXConfigManager.exe was blocked for a few days until I investigated what it was? Or is the icon becoming active at different times on different machines?

Also, if Microsoft already have upgrade manager software installed on your system, I'm not sure why it needs an email address either. Are they're planning on supplying new Windows 10 licence keys via email?
 

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elbmek

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#10
I went in manually, Arc. End July seems to be release date
 

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I wasn't asked for an e-mail address? I did it through Windows update though, not the taskbar notification. I never got the taskbar notification.
 

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elbmek

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#12
No, thats right, the email asks for your email address, the updates does not
 

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Everlong

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#13
Not seen anything yet, no notification or in Windows Update :(
 

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mrgeek

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Automatic Maintenance ran this morning, but no icon for me. ... I'm not sure why it needs an email address either.
The notification popup is tied to this update - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583. The upgrade compatibility check, download and installation are also managed by this update so check that you did not opt out of this back in March when it was issued as an 'optional' update and hid it from future notification. With an email address they will confirm your reservation
 

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JohnBurns

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Got mine on 2 desktops this morning - automatically, I guess. Both pc's are "Good to Go"! Hope it keeps on being so simple and easy. I notice in the "Get to Know Window 10" website that one of the FAQ's mentions time required to install - looks like it will probably take about an hour.
 

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Just ran Windows update on my laptop. After doing all the optional updates I got the icon in my notifications area. I clicked it and did the reservation. No prompt for an e-mail address. I log in with a live ID. Maybe its due to people using a local account on Windows 8?
 

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    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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Juliet68

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Article in my local newspaper this morning. The Windows icon is located on bottom right of screen. If I reserve Windows 10 in advance, does that mean I will automatically get this version and not be able to cancel if I decide not to upgrade? I'm so afraid that "10" will have major problems after downloading which will cause me major anxiety......which I don't need at this stage in my life. I still have 9 "optional" updates (5/19/15) and a couple of important updates that I haven't installed. Read the info on all the updates and as usual don't understand exactly what these updates are for and if I really need them.
 

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#19
How do you turn off the notification icon in the taskbar? All I can seem to do is hide it a little bit but I want it to be gone. This box couldn't run Win 8.1 (Pentium 4 not enough processing power) so how's it going to run 10?
 

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    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
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    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
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    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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